6 things landlords should know about electrical safety
November 20, 2023
Tenant safety should never be far from a landlord's mind. In light of a new set of best practice guidelines being issued by Electrical Safety First, we take a broader look at electrical safety in privately rented properties. Here are six things landlords should know:
Leasehold reforms: what, when and how explained
November 13, 2023
You may have seen King Charles III officially opening the new session of Parliament in early November. During the pomp and ceremony, the King read out the Government’s main intentions for the 12 months ahead.
Renters’ Reform Bill: update & Section 21 news
October 30, 2023
The second reading of the Renters’ Reform Bill in October took many landlords by surprise, with an unexpected announcement regarding Section 21 eviction notices - the method used by landlords to regain their property without having to have a specific reason. We have poured over the details and have provided answers to your most common questions.
The top 10 features that drive rental enquiries
October 16, 2023
What are today’s tenants looking for when they search available rental properties? This was the question Rightmove set out to answer when it examined more than 600,000 property listings. The portal tallied the number of enquiries a listing generated in relation to the property features that were mentioned in the description.
6 reasons why your tenant may sublet in 2023…and how to spot it
August 14, 2023
Would you know if your tenant presented a subletting risk? Are you confident you’d know how to spot if subletting was taking place? With recent research by Direct Line showing 1 in 8 tenants had engaged in subletting activity - and with 22% of tenants considering or already signed up to Airbnb or similar – subletting is something to take seriously in 2023.
A tenant’s guide to garden expectations
July 3, 2023
Renters are expected to act in a ‘tenant-like manner’ and that means undertaking small maintenance jobs inside the property and outdoors too. In fact, a poll by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) found garden maintenance was one of the top five reasons for deposit disputes.
6 things landlords need to know about the Renter’s Reform Bill
May 29, 2023
There was a lot of fanfare after the Renters’ Reform Bill got its first reading in Parliament earlier in May but despite the publicity, there is a long way to go before the Bill becomes law. We’ve outlined what happens next and when we may expect the law to change.
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